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    Is Common Core Leaving Students Unprepared in Math and Science?

    A leading education reform scholar argues that Common Core national standards are leaving students unprepared for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Sandra Stotsky, who served as a senior associate commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education and worked on the National Validation Committee for the Common Core State Systemic … More

    GUEST POST: Common Core Math Standards Do Not Prepare U.S. Students for STEM Careers. How Come?

    Most states adopted Common Core’s mathematics standards because they were told that these standards would make all high school students “college- and career-ready” and strengthen the critical pipeline for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Not so. With the exception of a few standards in trigonometry, the math standards end … More

    Kline and Rokita Unveil Rewrite of No Child Left Behind

    House Education and the Workforce Committee chairman John Kline (R–MN) and Representative Todd Rokita (R–IN) have introduced the Student Success Act (SSA)—a proposal to rewrite No Child Left Behind (NCLB). While restoring excellence in education will require more than a fix to the bureaucratic NCLB, Kline’s proposal makes some improvements … More

    Trade Agreements Can Advance Economic Freedom

    The United States is currently engaged in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations designed to reduce barriers to international trade and investment. The latest text from these negotiations shows how trade agreements, if properly designed and implemented, help advance economic freedom around the world. Among other things, the draft text calls … More

    Expected Run on High-Skilled Visas Another Reminder of Needed Reform

    The fate of many high-skilled workers seeking to come and work in the U.S. may be left up to luck of the draw this year. On Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for a popular high-skilled worker visa, known as the H-1B. By Friday, the agency … More

    Facing Today's Sputniks

    Fifty-five years ago, America got a huge shock. The Soviets beat us to space with the launch of Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957. Instead of curling up in a corner and wondering if it meant the end of America’s era of dominance, the leaders of the United States began … More

    To Improve National Security, Step Up Science and Technology Education

    The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) thinks we should strengthen domestic manufacturing, and to garner support, they have even taken out ads in conservative standbys such as RedState.com and Human Events. Their prescription, however, misses the mark. The AAM correctly points out that to strengthen our manufacturing sector, the U.S. … More

    Application of Title IX Guidance to Math and Science Education

    Last week, Heritage published a blog post entitled “Obama Administration Broadens Gender Quotas in Higher Ed,” detailing the Administration’s expansion of Title IX enforcement to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The Department of Education (DOE) has taken exception to the post and sent the following via e-mail: The … More